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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Sep 30, 2010 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH - 1976

09-30-76 - St. John Arena, Columbus, Oh.

1: Music, Sugaree, Minglewood, Ramble On, L. L. Rain, Peggy-O, El Paso, Crazy Fingers> All Over Now, Scarlet

2: Lazy Lightning> Supplication, Roses, Samson, St. Stephen> NFA> Drums> Wharf Rat> NFA> St. Stephen> Around E: Morning Dew

Sources: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-09-30.sbd.gans-cribbs.30225.sbeok.shnf provides Set 1: The Music Never Stopped, Sugaree , New Minglewood Blues, Ramble On Rose, Looks Like Rain,Peggy-O, El Paso and Set 2: Saint Stephen -> Jam -> Not Fade Away ->Drums -> Wharf Rat -> Not Fade Away -> Saint Stephen -> Around And Around and Morning Dew.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-09-30.sbd.18107.shnf provides Set 1: Crazy Fingers > It's All Over Now, Scarlet Begonias and Set 2: Lazy Lightning > Supplication, It Must Have Been the Roses, Samson And Delila

(Note: this show was originally booked for the Mershon Auditorium at Ohio State U., but was moved to the larger arena three blocks away.)

First set features a wonderful Crazy Fingers and a very impressive Scarlet, with a big charge from Phil and intense jamming. Stephen> NFA from set two is also a good listen, with a great transitional jam and another nice post-NFA jam into Wharf Rat.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 30, 2010 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - 1976

Second the motion.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 30, 2010 9:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - 1976

Sampling the Scarlet Begonias; really nice Phil and excellent Donna. Very sweet, no street cat stuff ... it's great to hear when she's really on.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Sep 30, 2010 7:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - 1976

09-30-76 Mershon Arena, Columbus, Oh. (Thu)

1: TMNS, Sugaree, Minglewood, Ramble On, L. L. Rain, Peggy-O, El Paso, Crazy Fingers> All Over Now, Scarlet

2: Lazy Lightning> Supplication, IMHBTR, Samson, St. Stephen>Jam> NFA> Drums> Wharf Rat>NFA> St. Stephen> Around

E: Morning Dew

this show was originally booked for the Mershon Auditorium at Ohio State U., but was moved to the larger arena (capacity 12,376 for basketball) three blocks away

This show has lots of very unique playing throughout. They play almost every song with some quiet intensity and licks that you just don’t hear anywhere else. It just sparkles and shines! TMNS, SCARLET, CRAZY FINGERS and the JAM after SS into NFA are the highlights.

TMNS in the first set has a jam that I've not heard on any other recording. They go into a jam around the 4:00 minute mark that they all seem to have agreed upon because no one seems lost and yet it sounds like MLB at times. Crazy stuff. SUGAREE has all the crescendos you like and does all the things that Sugaree should do. MINGLEWOOD is good and easy to listen to. RAMBLE ON ROSE is one of those versions where you have the build-ups and some growling and people on stage saying “oh yeah”, and stuff like that. One of the great versions. LL RAIN is particularly pretty as well with Keith adding beautiful keyboards like he’s been doing lately. Some have said this is a great PEGGY-O, but it is not. Jerry mixes up the verses but the instrumental part is only two verses long. It’s a sweet version it just doesn’t go anywhere. EL PASO is one of those that is big and Jerry is really trying to rip it. CRAZY FINGERS is indeed kind of trippy and it does go on in the jam for a long time and Jerry is really feeling it but he can’t seem to get the words right. No matter. The outro jam is VERY long and beautiful with lots of hints of Spanish Jam – very Bolero-esque. They trail out and have a very smooth segue into ALL OVER NOW is an above average version and a lot of fun for the drummers. This version of SCARLET BEGONIAS is absolutely stunning! They take it for a run all over the Universe where pops and crackles. Very tight.

LAZY LIGHTNING is really coming along. This version doesn’t reach the peaks of 10/9 but it is a very enjoyable one. SUPPLICATION is one of those where they are trying to build and build and for the most part it works. IMHBTR is a sweet version, it doesn't have the soul that a lot of them do but it is very nice. SAMSON is good. SAINT STEPHEN has that unique playing here where the are twiddling the jam like a bunch of spaghetti on a fork, just weird amazing stuff. The JAM out of SS is truly remarkable! It doesn’t seem to have structure and yet it knows exactly where it is going. They hint at NFA and GDTRFB but mostly just play a completely beautiful jam. This segues nicely into a NFA that takes it’s time and is not a large and in charge version but it is very beautiful and still gets you up and dancing. I guess it’s Mickey and Billy because next is DRUMS where they are just trying lots of stuff and it all really works. All drum playing comes to a sudden halt and in the next beat they launch directly into WHARFRAT. This version is very soulful and has that far-away sound to it. They segue back into NFA with a very worthy change until it is full-blown. This is not a monster NFA but works nevertheless. SAINT STEPHEN REPRISE does what it needs to to get us to AROUND. This sounds a lot like the NFA, kind of laid back but with some kind of power behind it. The MORNING DEW is quite beautiful, no big ending but sweet and perfect in its own way.